I’ve been musing over the whole “am I creative” thing recently after writing my blog post on the topic, and, especially as I’ve been working on writing up my academic research, crafting, synthesising, describing and polishing, and pondering the differences between the creativity of the non-fiction and fiction writer. If there are any.
So I’m calling on non-fiction writers here, including memoir-writers and especially those people who have written both fiction and non-fiction (whether that’s novels and textbooks, poems and articles …). Talk to me about this! What’s the difference between fiction and non-fiction writing in terms of creativity?
I’d love to publish interviews with some of you on this topic (and you will of course get your name on here, plus links to your website and any places you sell your books). Here are some guide questions. Just pop your answers back to me via email or using the contact form on this website …
Answer any or all of these. If there are any questions you wish I’d asked, ask them of yourself! As long as they fit the topic, I’ll include them in your interview!
- Tell me a bit about yourself and your books (a paragraph will do).
- How did you start writing, and which came first, fiction or non-fiction?
- Did you always want to write (a memoir / non-fiction) or was this a relatively late development?
- I recently blogged about finding that writing non-fiction was still “creative”. Do you agree, or is only fiction writing truly creative?
- I’ve heard it said that memoir should be considered as “creative non-fiction” – do you agree with that description? How do you think writing memoir differ from writing fiction on the one hand and non-fiction on the other?
- If you use your own life in your fiction, was writing a memoir different from doing that?
- Have you got anything else you want to add about creativity and writing (with particular regard to non-fiction)?
- Tell us where we can find your books!